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Charlene Douglas

Gravesend Practice

Marriage Counselling Gravesend


My name is Charlene Douglas and I’m a fully qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor based at marriage counselling Gravesend and Dartford.

I achieved my qualifications at ‘Birkbeck College’ and the ‘Highgate Counselling Center. Along with having training in couple counselling at the ‘Tavistock Relationship Centre’. As a result, I now have the relevant knowledge and expertise to help couples work through their challenges. Therefore, creating more connected relationships.

My aim is to create lasting change in the lives of the couples I see.

My Experience

After experiencing a difficult break up in a previous relationship. I set out on a quest to understand how to create a harmonious and fulfilling relationship. I’ve sought to try and understand how two people, with two totally different life experiences, can come together to create something new.

I have over 15 years’ experience in various counselling-related roles. Alongside continuing my professional development by attending a variety of training courses. I’ve met with many couples in order to better understand the roles both men and women play in a relationship.

Couples who choose to come and see me at marriage counselling Gravesend present a wide range of difficulties. Most commonly around ineffective communication between them. Although issues around sexual desire and dysfunctions are also common place. My interest/research in psychosexual difficulties allows me to help couples work through such problems.

How I can help

I have a warm, down to earth nature and I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Therefore, I tailor my sessions to meet the needs of each individual couple. I will work with you to explore the root cause of your difficulties whilst helping you both be honest about your true feelings.

My work involves a range of interactive, thought-provoking activities to help you to listen to one another. In addition to helping you feel listened to. I’m not there to take sides or to judge but to honestly share what I observe. That way we can work together to improve your relationship.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the ethical frameworks of both the BACP and COSRT (College of sex and relationship therapies). My clinical supervision is undertaken on a monthly basis. Alongside my regular participation in continued professional development (CPD).

I  hold professional and public indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to come and see me at Marriage Counselling Gravesend. Please contact me via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request to see Charlene


Sj Mason

Gravesend Practice

Relationship Counselling Gravesend


My name is Sj Mason and I’m based at Relationship Counselling Gravesend. I’m a ‘Relate’ trained couple counsellor, along with being a fully qualified therapist for adult individuals.

I have over 10 years’ experience in couple counselling and class myself as a down to earth, open, honest and realistic. I’m also trained in couple mediation, which helps during my work, especially when couples are unsure as to whether they want to stay together or separate amicably.

How I Can Help

As a professional relationship therapist I am trained to ensure that the relationship is the client within the couple work. Most importantly, my aim is to be impartial, non-judgmental to help you achieve your goal.

My work at relationship counselling Gravesend doesn’t have a set modality. This means, I draw upon a toolbox of skills and experience to help you move from a place of worry and insecurity; to a place of hope, harmony and happiness in your relationship.

I take a solutions focused approach. Although, we will look back at the past in order to understand what has not worked well – from both perspectives. It’s important to gain an understanding of what has caused the issues in your relationship and the role you have both played. When we working from a solution base stance we explore how those things can be changed going forward.

I work diversely and have vast experience working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships – any relationship can cause stress and conflict. However, with the right help and support these issues can be resolved.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. I also undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

Relationship counselling Gravesend. Couple counselling Gravesend. Marriage counselling Gravesend.

If you would like to book an appointment to come and see me at relationship counselling Gravesend then please contact me via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request to see Sj

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